- Mike Enriquez will take a much-need medical leave of absence, GMA Network announced
- On Monday, December 13, the network released a statement about the said matter
- It noted that Mike “will undergo a medical procedure that will require hospital confinement” and “a minimum of three months isolation period as advised by his doctor”
- GMA Network Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe L. Gozon likewise asked for everyone’s prayers for the veteran broadcaster's health
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GMA senior radio-tv anchor and concurrent RGMA Network, Inc. president Mike Enriquez is going to take a medical leave of absence, the network announced.
According to a statement released by GMA, the “24 Oras” anchor will undergo a medical procedure that will require hospital confinement.
Following the procedure, which the network opted not to disclose, Mike will have a minimum of three months isolation period as advised by his doctor.
“We support Mike’s decision to undergo the procedure that he needs. We ask for everyone’s prayers and we wish him Godspeed. We look forward to welcoming Mike back as soon as he is cleared to return to work,” said GMA Network Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe L. Gozon.
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As per the statement, the veteran broadcaster is looking forward to his healing and resuming his duties as a journalist.
"He is expected to be back at work in time for GMA's massive Eleksyon 2022 coverage."
Mike Enriquez, or Miguel Castro Enriquez in real life, is an award-winning journalist who serves as one of the anchors of “24 Oras.” In 2014, he received the Excellence in Broadcasting Award during the PMPC Star Awards for TV.
In John Lloyd Cruz's recent interview aired on 24 Oras’ “Chika Minute” segment, the actor was asked about any update on his upcoming sitcom to be aired on GMA. The actor then answered the question while imitating Mike Enriquez's accent which resulted in laughter.
Mike then aired his hilarious reaction to the new Kapuso actor’s hilarious moment. He told his co-anchors Vicky Morales and Mel Tiangco, “Sabagay, dati na ‘kong napagkamalang si John Lloyd”.